Close up of flowers of Japanese Butterbur, in British Columbia, Canada, March 1998
Japanese Butterbur in flower, in British Columbia, Canada, March 1998
Japanese Butterbur in leaf (after the flowers), in British Columbia, Canada, June 1998
Golden variegated variety
Leaves are almost 14" already...it's only May!
Slugs and snails love this foliage.
Petasites japonicus variegata at Fieldstone Gardens, Maine
UBC Botanical Garden - Vancouver, B.C. Canada - with Variegatus in the foreground
VanDusen Botanical Garden - Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Growing in a moist area making a good back drop for early flowering primula.
Mid-April, 2010, Taylorsville, Kentucky.
Prehistoric creature with prehistoric Petasites japonicus
Petasites japonicus flower
Within 2 weeks of flowering, leaves have emerged.